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CVE-2020-12885 Detail

Description

An infinite loop was discovered in the CoAP library in Arm Mbed OS 5.15.3. The CoAP parser is responsible for parsing received CoAP packets. The function sn_coap_parser_options_parse_multiple_options() parses CoAP options in a while loop. This loop's exit condition is computed using the previously allocated heap memory required for storing the result of parsing multiple options. If the input heap memory calculation results in zero bytes, the loop exit condition is never met and the loop is not terminated. As a result, the packet parsing function never exits, leading to resource consumption.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/ARMmbed/mbed-coap/pull/116 Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/ARMmbed/mbed-os/issues/12929 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-835 Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-12885
NVD Published Date:
06/18/2020
NVD Last Modified:
06/25/2020
Source:
MITRE